Wednesday, August 23, 2017

August 23, 2017

I am going to be a guest again at the Carnival of Para Horror 2017 in Buffalo, New York.

The Carnival runs from Friday, August 25th, 5 PM - 9 PM, through Saturday, August 26th, 11 AM- 7 PM & Sunday, 11 AM-4 PM.  This is the 6th Annual Carnival of Para Horror and each year, the Carnival gets better & grander. 

The Carnival will be held at the Buffalo Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Drive, Buffalo New York. Tickets can be purchased online at the Carnival of Para Horror website and at the door of the event. There is free admission for children 10 and under.

Information about the Carnival of Para Horror can be found on their website.

My presentation will take place on Saturday & Sunday. The time for both presentations will be late afternoon.

The title of my presentation is "H. P. Lovecraft's Cosmic Carnival of Horror", which is an animation presentation, designed by my very talented young daughter Ligeia Leigh Steadman, who is beginning her sophomore year at Michigan State University & majoring in Japanese.

The presentation will demonstrate exactly why H. P. Lovecraft's "horror" is, in fact, the ultimate horror & much more disturbing & frightening than the horror that one usually encounters in contemporary cinema & literature.

Lovecraftian horror, in fact, is deep, existential and a part of the fabric of the universe itself- soul-chilling & devastating in its implications for the future existence & well-being of mankind.

My presentations, as always, are innovative & informal; I want my listeners to feel totally relaxed and to have fun; guests should feel free to ask any questions during the presentations and raise any issues they may wish me to address.

At the Carnival, before and after the presentations, I will have a table to visit with other guests and attendees.  Signed copies of my book, H. P. Lovecraft & The Black Magickal Tradition, will be available for purchase.

I am particularly looking forward to chatting with anyone who wants to just drop by and say hello.

The guests this year at the Carnival of Para Horror include John Carl Buechler, special effects wizard & director of Friday the 13th Part VII & Troll; Mitch Markowitz, TV personality & producer of The Hilarious House of Frankenstein; R. A. Mihailoff, actor from Texas Chainsaw Massacre III & Krampus; and Patty Mullen, actress from Frankenhooker, among others. 

The atmosphere of the Carnival of Para Horror is, in particular, worth the visit.  This is held at the central terminal in Buffalo; a magnificent, eldritch, crumbling edifice much like an antiquarian building in a Lovecraft story- vast, sepulchral,and filled with shadows & the ghosts that live in the shadows.

So, come on out and see me & the other wonderful guests at the Carnival of Para-Horror 2017.  


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